Updated Sunday, February 8, 2015 0:02 am TWN
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that he expected a challenge against his leadership to fail and stressed his government would not repeat the "chaos and instability" of previous administrations.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Australia will continue to plead for the lives of two men on death row in Indonesia, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday, vowing not to give up hope that their executions could be stayed.
Australians are quick to criticize their polarizing, gaffe-prone and unpredictable prime minister, Tony Abbott. But his critics within the conservative government have largely held their tongues in the interests of presenting a united administration -- until now.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Fiji opposition parties on Thursday questioned the government's decision to change the Pacific nation's flag, accusing Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama of acting like a dictator on the issue.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was fighting for his job Wednesday after backbenchers publicly called for a Liberal Party leadership challenge following months of tensions stoked by fading poll numbers and policy backflips.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday he had not contemplated stepping down, as pressure mounted on his leadership following a controversial decision to make Britain's Prince Philip a knight.
Australians on death row in Bali will be among the next group of prisoners to be executed in Indonesia, an official said Monday, as Jakarta takes an increasingly hard line against drug traffickers.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday his government had "lessons to learn" from a state election rout in Queensland, amid growing leadership questions after his unpopular move to knight Britain's Prince Philip.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
A pick-up in core consumer prices in Australia has reduced the likelihood of a near-term interest rate cut, even as official statistics showed Wednesday that plunging oil prices slowed inflation in the last three months of 2014.
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